Default Password (debug) for 'user' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17293

Synopsis

The remote system/switch can be accessed using default credentials with root level privileges.

Description

The account 'user' on the remote host has the password 'debug'. An attacker may use it to gain further privileges on this system.

Solution

Set a password for this account or disable it.

See Also

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/1998/Jul/183

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17293

File Name: account_user_debug.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: remote

Published: 2005/03/08

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:TF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/08/31

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-1999-1420

BID: 212